It was a pleasure to sit in on Kevin Kohen’s presentation highlighting the chain of custody of marine fish. According to the LiveAquaria director, not all fish are collected equal because even though a blue tang can originate from the Indian Ocean or Indonesia, the difference between the duration of their collection can mean a world of difference. A long supply chain produces high losses, weaker fish and an overall less sustainable industry whereas a short supply produces low losses, stronger fish and a much more sustainable industry. We thoroughly enjoyed the director’s talk and you should definitely try to catch it if you get the chance.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.